eBay removes wristbands given to those queuing to see Queen Elizabeth's coffin

Some people have sought to cash in by selling the bands, which have reportedly attracted bids of several thousand pounds before being removed.
eBay removes wristbands given to those queuing to see Queen Elizabeth's coffin
eBay said the items were against its policies (Alamy/PA)

The online site eBay is removing listings for the wristbands given to people queueing to see Britain's Queen Elizabeth II's lying in state.

Some people have sought to cash in by selling the bands, which have reportedly attracted bids of several thousand pounds before being removed.

An eBay spokesperson said: “These items are against our policies and we are removing them from our site.”

The guard is changed as members of the public file past the coffin of the Queen lying in state in Westminster Hall (Yui Mok/PA)

The eBay events tickets policy says tickets for things such as concerts, festivals, sports or theatre cannot be listed on the site.

A few orange wristbands remained on the site under the header “new listing” on Sunday morning.

They were priced with starting bids from £20 to £150.

Around a quarter of a million people paid their respects in person to Queen Elizabeth by viewing her coffin as it lay in state in London.

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